When meeting with clients, the same questions inevitably come up – the What’s, Why’s, When’s, How Much, the What If’s. I’m happy to discuss your specific event with you, but in the meantime, look through the information below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!
What does an Event Planner do?
Event planning is all about the details. A qualified event planner has the training and experience to anticipate problems that may arise and deals with them before the hosts even know that there was a potential issue. An experienced Event Planner hasthe level-headedness to quickly and concisely handle any potentially mood-spoiling incident when it arises unexpectedly. Our job is more than setting up appointments with florists and going with you to tastings. We are behind the scenes making sure that every single detail is looked after and ensuring that any last-minute surprises are handled in a calm, cool & collective fashion.
What type of events do we plan?
To be honest, the better question is what type of event don’t we plan! We’re happy to plan any event where two or more people come together. Some of the previous events we’ve planned: galas for 500, black tie wedding receptions, product launches, same-sex wedding receptions, baptisms, holiday parties, Easter egg hunts, class reunions, symposiums, retirement parties, funerals, baby showers, wedding showers, marriage proposals – the list goes on.
Why would I need an Event Planner?
Peace of mind. You have enough going on in your life, you don’t need the added stress of managing every detail. We look after all the details, from beginning to end while making sure that everything is up to your standards. You are free to enjoy the event as a guest and not worry about what’s going on behind the scenes.
How do we work together?
Planning an event can’t be done in a short meeting. In order for us to get to know your needs and wants, we must get to know you. Through conversations and a detailed questionnaire, we get to know your style, personality, creativity and what makes you tick. We then take this information and create proposals. The process is very fluid – and you have the ultimate say. If what we propose isn’t quite right, we WANT to hear that, so we can create what you want on your budget.
What happens after the event?
Once you’re well rested and have made sure everyone is home safe and sound, we’ll meet to talk about the event. This could happen a few days after the event or up to a few weeks later. We’ll present you with a post-event report and depending on the services you chose, a synopsis of the event budget and spending. This is the time for you to let us know how we did, where we exceeded your expectations and if you have any suggestions on what could happen differently in the future. We always encourage open and honest dialogue. We’ll also make sure you’re set to send off those Thank You’s!
When should we contact you about an upcoming event?
The sooner, the better. Not only does this gives us more time to work with you to create a remarkable event, but we are also able to save your date. We never double book events because nothing is more important to us at that time than your event. A general guideline for contacting us is: Weddings – Full Service one year out, Guidance – nine to ten months out, Essential – six to eight months out; Special Occasions & Celebrations – three to six months out. Again, these are only guidelines, and we are flexible.
When can we meet?
At your convenience! If meeting at 9 pm is best for you, we’ll be there. If you work nights and want to meet at 7:30 in the morning – we’ll have coffee or the beverage of your choice.